Welcome to your lodge! That's a freaky cool dream you had!
Welcome to your lodge, it was great to find out more about you.
Jessica ~ My fellow Feb 07 Mama!!!! KNow that I am rooting you on for your VBAC, I cant wait to follow your story these last weeks of your pregnancy Thank you for sharing your beautiful story!
Well I wanted to update you all on my 36 week midwife appointment. I'm still not quite sure how I feel about it.
As most of you know I was put on modified bedrest at 34 weeks due to frequent contractions and effacement. We all (my midwife included) thought this little guy was trying to make an early appearance! Well I get to my appointment yesterday and she decides to do an internal to see if things have progressed at all and they haven't, I'm still soft, but not dialated. She then mentioned that my cervix is actually positioned BEHIND Trevor's head (weird!) and his head is VERY low (-1 station as of a couple weeks ago). She asked if I had had any cervical surgery and I mentioned that I had had a cryotherapy and biopsy done 3 years ago due to an abnormal pap. She said she thought that I could possibly have some scaring due to that from what she could feel. She was also worried because he seems to be somewhat OP. This came as a HUGE shock to me cause I have been looking for signs of a posterior baby and I didn't think he was. I guess he's facing my right hip bone instead of my butt, or at least that's the way I understood it. Does that mean he's halfway posterior?? LOT?? I'm really confused.
SOOO, she recommended I start DTD lots and taking 2-3 grams of EPO daily, along with Dr. Christopher's Prenatal Formula (black cohosh) in order to start loosening my cervix some. I've also got to do the polar bear (inversion) 2-3 times a day to encourage him out of my pelvis somewhat, so he can rotate and then re-engage. From bedrest to this. I can't believe the irony.
I guess I'm left feeling like I'm in for a long and hard labor. She simply said that things like this take patience and work, but they aren't impossible obsticles to overcome. I just know I've heard so many horror stories from women who had sunny side up babies and I worry that despite my efforts he won't turn or I won't dialate.
I'm just going to stay positive and along with my midwife's recommended measures I'm also going to start visualizing my cervix opening, moving, and Trevor's head rotating the right way. I've been saying lots of prayers and telling my little man exactly what I need him to do....
I still have time, I still have time!
Awesome intro, Jessica...and your baby boys are SO adorable! I love the pic of you holding both of them - it melts my heart! My prayers and thoughts are with you turn this little guy around to where he needs to be! I've been telling my LO all week to head towards the light
Jessica loved your intro and pics - you have an adorable family! You can do this. One of my closest friends had cervicle cancer at 17yo and went on to have 9 vaginal births - she had to be cerclaged.(sp) I know this is different from your situation, but wanted to share, because it involves the cervix. KUP
Indeed, you still have lots of time!!
Try not to worry too much--the way I see it, you're only 36wks and not dilated, so maybe the urgency is lessened now. -1 isn't fully engaged so he could still rotate a bit--and it sounds like he's not *totally* posterior, right? If you do those positions I'm sure you'll get some good results especially while he still has some decent room in there. But it is ironic that you've gone from bedrest to contortions!
Interesting about the cervical scarring. I wonder why it wasn't noted before--you almost had a V-birth with the twins, right? I also had cryo many years ago but no one ever said I had scarring from it.